From Prague to Baghdad : lustration systems and their political effects

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    Abstract

    This article provides a preliminary evaluation of the de-Baathification policy that has been adopted by the occupying forces in Iraq. In order to do this evaluation, the article examines the logic behind major lustration laws approved in East European countries between 1990 and 2003 and assesses their political effects. It introduces the concept of 'lustration systems' and provides their classification into either 'exclusive', 'inclusive', 'reconciliatory' or 'mixed' systems. It recommends a 'reconciliatory' system for the new Iraqi administration as an alternative to the 'mixed' system previously pursued by the Coalition authorities in Iraq.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)347-372
    Number of pages26
    JournalGovernment and Opposition
    Volume41
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    Bibliographical note

    The article was first presented at the East-West Talks, Hong Kong Baptist University, November 13, 2003.

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